Upgrading The ‘No-Makeup’ Makeup Look For Your Wedding Day
The “no-makeup” makeup look is a favorite among brides who are on a tight budget since it’s simple, easy to do, and it doesn’t cost a fortune. On average, brides could spend between $100 to $300 for hair and makeup, but some stylists may charge about $250 for the bride, and an additional $50 to $100 per style for the bridal party. Moreover, where you live may also have an impact on styling fees, and a bride in New York City can expect to pay more for her wedding makeup than a bride in Kansas.
This is why knowing how to do your own makeup can be such an advantage, especially if you’ve already mastered the no-makeup look. Some women think that this look can be a bit bland and boring, but there are ways to tweak this makeup style to make it more special so you can feel more confident on your wedding day. Here’s how to upgrade the no-makeup makeup look for your big day.
Line Your Eyes With Shimmery Eyeliner
The classic no-makeup look calls for eyeshadow in soft shades of taupe, ivory, soft brown, and other nude tones. But if you find this look too basic and you want to give your eyes some definition, don’t use a black eyeliner to line your eyes. Instead, give your eyes some sparkle by lining just the upper lash line with some shimmery eyeliner in bronze, metallic gray, or a deep metallic purple after applying eyeshadow. It’ll make your eyes look more awake and expressive, but your makeup will still look clean and elegant. Finish the look with one coat of lengthening mascara, and brush some brow gel on your arches to keep them neat and tidy.
Amp Up Your Cheeks With Ombre’ Blush
Most people think that the no-makeup look means having to erase all hints of rosiness from your face. However, a clean and natural bridal makeup look can be improved by adding some blush, but don’t reach for your go-to powder blush. Instead, use liquid blush to create a natural flush– it’s even better if you use two colors for a gorgeous ombre’ effect on your cheekbones. Simply mix two shades of liquid or cream blush, such as pink and lavender or pink and peach, on the back of your hand. Sweep a brush over it, then apply the blush right on your cheekbones. Blend downwards to diffuse the color, then set the blush with a light dusting of translucent powder.
Tint Your Lips With A Lip Stain
Instead of using a nude or mauve lipstick, consider finishing your no-makeup look with a lip stain. Not only will it last longer throughout the ceremony and reception, but it looks fresher than ordinary lipstick since it gives your lips a sheer pop of color. For the big day, consider using a highly pigmented deep pink or red lip stain. Dot it on the center of your lower lip, then spread the color using a clean fingertip. Tap the remaining color onto your upper lip. For a bit more color and shine, slick on a tinted lip balm in a matching shade once the tint dries.
Your wedding makeup should make you feel special,but it shouldn’t be complicated, nor should it break the bank. Consider these tips to upgrade the no-makeup makeup look, and be the best version of yourself on your wedding day.